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Obitus

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
3.8
SNES
...
3.0
Amiga
69
4.0
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Description

A medieval history lecturer named Wil Mason has been transported to the fantasy world of Middlemere, which is ruled by four rival brothers. Wil's aim is to find the secret to how he was transported here and discover a way back.

Obitus is a role-playing game with action elements. It utilizes a first-person view for exploration, similarly to Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder. One of the more remarkable features is in the first-person mode: rather than having just 4 directs to face and flicking between them, there are 8 directions and the view scrolls smoothly as you turn. This smooth scrolling continues when you move forward, giving the game more of a 3D feel.

The action elements consist of horizontal scrolling areas where you fight enemies with your bow while avoiding their attacks. Later you encounter a similar type of gameplay that involves exploring castles and adds 4 directional movement.

Screenshots

Obitus SNES Finding a bow
Obitus SNES Enemy description
Obitus DOS The main menu (VGA)
Obitus SNES FalconWood

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The Press Says

Génération 4 Amiga Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Mar, 1991 830 out of 1000 83
GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jan, 1994 6.4 out of 10 64
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1991 64 out of 100 64
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1992 61 out of 100 61
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

The SNES version was named as one of the worst ten games of 1994 by VideoGames Magazine (March 1995).
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